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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,113
Across
1. Presidential middle name. : GROVER
7. Practiced husbandry. : FARMED
13. Virginia river. : RAPIDAN
15. Great comic author. : MOLIERE
16. Midas trait. : AVARICE
17. Ancient language. : ARAMAIC
18. Presidential nickname. : CAL
19. Crusader. : TEMPLAR
21. Post: Abbr. : STA
22. Sponsorship. : EGIS
24. Shift. : RELAY
25. Swirl. : PURL
26. Caballero. : SENOR
28. Authority. : SAY
29. March ___. : HARES
30. Type of language 17 Across is. : SEMITIC
32. Where Bobby Shaftoe went. : TOSEA
33. Synonym for Disneyland. : AMUSEMENT
35. Ancient healer. : GALEN
37. Eels. : CONGERS
40. Virulent. : RABID
41. Malay gibbon. : LAR
42. Companion of pride, wrath, etc. : SLOTH
44. Times: Poet. : EVES
45. Campus buildings. : DORMS
47. Spore cases. : SORI
48. Peruvian nickel. : SOL
49. Restrict. : TIEDOWN
51. Electrical appliance. : FAN
52. Type style. : ITALICS
54. Requiring. : NEEDING
56. Progress. : STRIDES
57. Snare. : SPRINGE
58. Hay spreader. : TEDDER
59. Slight traces. : TINGES
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1. Famous trio. : GRACES
2. Devastates. : RAVAGES
3. Gemlike. : OPALINE
4. Man: Lat. : VIR
5. Do newspaper work. : EDIT
6. Speedway man. : RACER
7. Raid. : FORAY
8. Winglike. : ALAR
9. Part of a wheel. : RIM
10. Course of action. : MEASURE
11. African region. : ERITREA
12. Transferable designs, for short. : DECALS
14. Greek goddess. : NEMESIS
15. Indonesian language. : MALAY
20. Concern of the hostess. : PLACECARD
23. Natives of an African republic. : SOMALIS
25. Colors. : PASTELS
27. Covered with frost. : RIMED
29. Oriental warehouses. : HONGS
31. Large container. : TUN
32. ___-strike. : TEN
34. Western pioneers. : MORMONS
35. Dance. : GAVOTTE
36. Founder of the Univ. of Paris. : ABELARD
38. Construction material. : ROOFING
39. Unaccustomed. : STRANGE
40. Withstand. : RESIST
41. Loam deposit. : LOESS
43. Cardinal points. : HINGES
45. Gambler. : DICER
46. Did some housework. : SWEPT
49. Current. : TIDE
50. St. Phillip ___. : NERI
53. Cover. : LID
55. Gunga ___. : DIN

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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